Hubble Space Telescope: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

NASA Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA marked April 24th as the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into the low earth orbit in 1990. Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the largest space telescopes and is named after American astronomer Edwin Hubble. It is a collaborative project of NASA and the European Space Agency. ..

Spektr-RG space telescope is a joint venture of Russia & Germany

The Spektr-RG space telescope is a joint venture of Russia & Germany that will map X-rays across the entire sky in unprecedented detail. It has been successfully launched into the space from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on 13th July 2019. The Spektr-RG is a space observatory intended to replace the Spektr-R (Known as the ..

Spitzer Space Telescope to Shutdown in 2020

The Spitzer Telescope of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be switched off permanently on January 30, 2020. In its final leg of the operation, the Spitzer telescope is setting the stage for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2021. Spitzer Telescope was considered as a cousin of the Hubble Space ..

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a planned (to be launched in 2018) space telescope optimized for observations in the infrared. It is the formal successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. It has been in planning since 1996 and represents a collaboration of about 17 countries led by NASA, and ..